Sam loved his week at the County Ground
Cricket mad Sam Norton has just enjoyed the time of his life after spending last week at the home of Somerset County Cricket Club on work experience.
The 16 year old who lives in Lyme Regis where he attends the Woodruff School totally immersed himself in the behind the scenes activities as he explained.
“It has been great and a real eye opener for me. I never realized that quite so much went on away from the field of play to ensure that everything runs so smoothly.
I have enjoyed every aspect and meeting everybody who works at Somerset where everybody is so focused on doing their best for the Club.
Sam is a wicket-keeper and not only plays for his school but also turns out for Seaton Cricket Club, where former Somerset boss Peter Anderson is heavily involved.
“Rubbing shoulders with the players on a day to day basis and seeing how they prepare for the match day was like a dream come true for me.”
During his week among many other things Sam has spent time in the press box whilst the game against Notts was going on after which he wrote his first match report, he has worked in the main office and helped out at the Royal Ascot Ladies Day event.
“I had no idea that the small team of people behind the scenes did so much and they are a big part of Somerset County Cricket Club.”